Thursday, September 21, 2017

Printable Christmas Books

Your Kids Can Make as Gifts Wrapping paper, ribbons, tinsel, carols, candy canes. I can almost smell Christmas. That means at our house we are in the full swing of the preparation for this holiday, and I am doing what I can to help foster the spirit of giving with the kids. We love spending [...]

Breaking Rules and Breaking Free

Giving Kids the Ability to Discern The more rules you create, the more opportunities your kids will find for loopholes through which they can jump like trained acrobatic monkeys. And believe it or not, some rules are made to be broken. Think of some rules in your own home – there are likely those that are [...]

5 Homemade Gifts Your Kids Can Make

The only gift is a portion of thyself. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson It’s that time of year again when the gift lists start rolling in and the kids are scrawling their secret notes to Santa. But it is also the best time of year to encourage kids to focus on making gifts for others and sharing [...]

3 Ways to Teach Kids the Value of Money During the Holidays

Without Money Becoming the Most Valuable Thing Money doesn’t grow on trees. Money can’t buy happiness. Money talks. And the new one my daughter recently shared with me… M.O.M. stands for Made of Money. Teaching kids the value of money, without letting money become a core value, is a challenging job. Our kids are exposed [...]

Help! My Teen is Dating!

How Old Should Kids Be Before They Can Date? Hanging out. Going out. Dating. Going with. Group dating. Hooking up. Gulp. Suddenly potty training and teaching the kids to tie their shoes seems so much easier. But as a dear friend reminded me of my own words recently, we need to try to be conscious [...]

The Funnies are Serious Business

How Comics Can Help with Reading and Writing Skills It honestly didn’t really register with me that it counted as reading. That is before I had a son who only really wanted to read in short bursts – like how his brain operated for many things. Before I realized it he was hooked on comics, [...]

5 Tips for Building Family Traditions

We are in a snow globe, sitting peacefully amid the plastic, waterproof flakes, and suddenly someone gives us a shake. Then as the flakes swirl, the annoying shaker decides to unleash a full maraca-style shake action on us and we are left dizzy, unable to see clearly, and disorientated. This is how life feels in [...]

Benefits of Infant Massage

Infant Massage Therapy Promotes Health and Communication The gentle touch of parent’s hand can work miracles. Infant massage is not some new-age hokey business that requires you to become a licensed vegan or take up holistic medicine entirely. Call it cuddles, snuggling, or even loving if it makes you feel better, but just don’t let [...]

Benefits of Infant Massage

Infant Massage Therapy Promotes Health and Communication The gentle touch of parent’s hand can work miracles. Infant massage is not some new-age hokey business that requires you to become a licensed vegan or take up holistic medicine entirely. Call it cuddles, snuggling, or even loving if it makes you feel better, but just don’t let [...]

Identity Theft and Your Kids

Is Someone Stealing Their Lives? You agonize over baby names, hold their hands when they cross the street, and teach them all about stranger danger because they are your most precious gifts and you want to protect them. But do you worry about someone trying to steal their identities – even when they aren’t old [...]

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